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Hearty Yam and Plantain Dumplings

By Chef Adriana Urbina

Satisfying dumplings of spiced yellow yam and plantain, with a creamy, tangy heart of palm dipping sauce. Perfect as a side, or a vegetarian main course.

Satisfying dumplings of spiced yellow yam and plantain, with a creamy, tangy heart of palm dipping sauce. Perfect as a side, or a vegetarian main course.

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A dippable dumpling delight

“Normally there’s an element of nostalgia to comfort food, but this isn’t a traditional dish or a childhood favorite. It’s just a lot of flavors I adore packed into one dish. I’m especially fond of the balance between the slightly sweet dumplings and the tangy cream sauce.”

-Adriana Urbina

Spices in this Recipe Card

Ceylon Cinnamon

Native to: Sri Lanka
Plant family: Lauraceae
Raw form: Bark

Slightly savory, floral and woodsy, with a delicate quality. Its subtle flavor brings added authenticity to Mexican, Indian, and Southeast Asian dishes.

The source of cinnamon was kept secret until the 1500s, though folks had their guesses. Aristotle believed it was brought to the known world by giant birds, who used the spice to build their nests.

Native to: Sri Lanka
Plant family: Lauraceae
Raw form: Bark
Chef and entrepreneur
Based in NYC

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Adriana Urbina

Adriana Urbina is a Venezuelan chef, entrepreneur and women’s advocate who believes cooking is a form of self-expression that elevates the human spirit and brings people together. She is the founder of Tepuy, a global series of pop-up dinners and virtual events. A three-time winner of Chopped, Adriana was previously Executive Chef at the James Beard-award winning NYC eatery De Maria.

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Breakfast, lunch, dinner – which one is best?
A

I’ve always looked forward to waking up because I absolutely love breakfast!!! When I was a kid we used to have a big delicious breakfast all together and it was the best time of the day.

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What’s your favorite off-the-beaten-path spice you wish more people knew about?
A

Juniper. I think it gives a very special ​piney ​flavor​ with hints of citrus. If you've had gin before, you'll recognize the distinct ​taste​ of ​juniper.

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You’re in charge of snacks for the road trip. What are you packing?
A

Quality prosciutto, bread, a good selection of funky cheeses, lots of different fruits and vegetables, chips and guacamole, and roasted nuts.


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